Hamilton backs Raikkonen cool move to Red Bull 11 July, 2013 Lewis to Kimi: Good move mate go kick Seb’s butt Lewis Hamilton believes that Kimi Raikkonen should leap at the chance to join Red Bull for 2014 and beyond. The Mercedes driver said that Finn Raikkonen, who is currently weighing up the move garage alongside to the Sebastian Vettel’s or staying at Lotus, would give Vettel “a hard time”. “It would be really cool to see Kimi in a Red Bull. He would give Seb a hard time,” 2008 world champion Hamilton is quoted by the Sun. “Kimi is an incredible driver, everyone knows that, so with an even better car it would be interesting to see what he does with that.” Hamilton, on the other hand, has often struggled to match up to his own teammate in 2013, having switched from McLaren to join Nico Rosberg at Mercedes. But Ferrari‘s Fernando Alonso said he is not surprised by German Rosberg’s top form. “We saw him beat Michael [Schumacher] the last few years, and not because Michael had forgotten how to drive but because Nico did a fantastic job, and he’s getting even better,” the Spaniard told Sport Bild. (GMM) Subbed by AJN. Tweet Related NewsRicciardo: Vettel has been very respectful to meRed Bull marginalise Vettel ahead of his departureVettel slams completely stupid engine rulesHorner: It’s just between Lewis and Nico nowVettel looks set to start race from pitlane in AustinMateschitz optimistic about life after VettelMateschitz made no attempt to stop Vettel from leavingRicciardo: I hope not to rely on Vettel’s helpMarko predicts Alonso is heading back to McLarenRed Bull deny Vettel is demoted to number two adam22 hamilton needs to stop talking and do more driving! =El Presidente= I wonderwhen the big public starts to acknowledge that Rosberg is a scary fast and skilled driver.. beating MSC 3years on a trot (taking all the louzy excuses why he did so every time) beating hamilton (or at least being on par with him) taking all of the 3 victories for MB.. batloun76 You Can’t compare a 43 year old formula one driver with a 28 year old driver. It’s not fair at all and every one knows how hell effort formula one drive needs. Dan @ =El Presidente= Rosberg isn’t better than hamilton let alone his equal. see the stats Lewis hamilton Races 119 (119 starts) Championships 1 (2008) Wins 21 Podiums 52 Career points 1012 Pole positions 29 Fastest laps 12 Nico rosberg Championships 0 Wins 3 Podiums 9 Career points 483.5 Pole positions 4 Fastest laps 4 Dan forgot Nicos total races Races 137 (137 starts) hahahaha Dan compare the cars they were both + how many years in it and you will see that your comparison doesn’t make any sense mate. Hamilton in 2007 was probably one of the best drives in the last decade, I agree and I’m a Tifosi. Lewis deserved the 2007 title and Felipe deserved the 2008 one, ask Lewis and I’m 99% sure he’ll agree. Ploops Dan, The only basis for comparing two drivers is in the same team, when they are going head to head, and the team is giving both drivers equal treatment. Nico was lucky in Silverstone as Hamilton’s tire blew, otherwise Lewis would have won. Nico was lucky in Monaco because Lewis was ahead into the first corner but chose to back off out of respect for Nico. Otherwise Lewis would be way ahead. Since it is a new team for Lewis, he is doing amazing to be equal with Nico. Once Lewis settles in I predict he will beat Nico regularly, but not by a huge margin. Lol. @Dan *sigh* KevinW Silverstone was Vettel’s race, save a gearbox issue, so both Mercs were lucky there. How a T1 move by Nico over Hamilton turns into a 4th at Monaco over a win is a pretty bug stretch of reality, especially with it being 10s behind Vettel who started 3rd. The constant inflation of Hamilton accomplishments is a mystery. Yes, he is very good, but he’s over-rated and over-paid, while Nico is under-rated and under-paid. Further, under-estimating Vettel has led to Alonso and Hamilton illusions that are hurting their success. Kimi would not dominate Sebastian at Red Bull, and risks being dominated by him, thus the delay in decision making. He may be best to stay at Lotus and be the king of the roost – over playing second chair. If he knew Vettel was vulnerable, as Hamilton and Alonso are so often mouthing off, he’d have little to consider – Red Bull offers a clearer path to another WDC than Lotus can provide – as long as one can indeed get past Vettel. Hawk @haha… you are right about 2007 and 2008 titles..